Archive for August, 2012

Street Art from around the World

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on August 13th, 2012

Is the painting/writing on the wall mere graffiti, or a work of art? While a decent amount of what you see on any given day is just vandalism for the sake of tagging something, there are some incredible murals that shouldn’t be scathed. Check out the following ten impressive examples of street art from around the world.

photo courtesy of R. Fernandez
Almeria, Spain

photo courtesy of seriykotik1970
London, England

photo courtesy of loungerie
Pisa, Italy

photo courtesy of NCReedplayer
Quintana Roo, Mexico

photo courtesy of Joshua Drew Vaughn
Fujian, China

photo courtesy of I like
Kelburn Castle | Largs, Scotland

photo courtesy of AlmostJaded
Vancouver, Canada

photo courtesy of wallyg
Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of Sandy Austin
Auckland New Zealand

photo courtesy of damselfly58 – moved yay!
Melbourne, Australia

During your next travel plans, keep your eyes open while passing by seemingly mundane objects. Whether you are planning on purchasing flights to Europe, or anywhere else in the world, you just might be amazed by some of the things you encounter upon reaching your destination.

Combat Jet Lag Medication-Free

By 1800FlyEurope in Travel Tips | on August 2nd, 2012

Excited about an upcoming trip abroad but not looking forward to feeling dazed and dragged down by the time change? No worries, here are some easy, drug-free approaches that will help reduce jet lag symptoms.

A few days before your travels

Go to bed and wake up an hour earlier/later, depending on the direction of travel; if flying east it‚Äôs earlier and west it’s later. Ease yourself into modifying your sleep pattern by 30 minute increments daily. You don’t want to shock your body by attempting adjust to a 6 hour time difference, just prepare it a bit. Oh, and there’s an app for that.

During the flight

  • Make sure to drink plenty of water. If your body is dehydrated, this will intensify jet lag.
  • Once you take your assigned seat, set your watch to your destination’s time.
  • Eat a snack. If you normally eat dinner at 6pm, have a little something to munch on at your 6pm home-time. Later, have a lighter meal that is closer inline to the local schedule that you’ll be adopting.
  • If, upon landing, there is decent amount of daylight remaining, consider taking a nap on the plane. Try not to doze for more than 90 minutes, as this is the length of a natural sleep cycle.

Upon arrival

Depending on the direction of the flight and the time of day it lands, getting a dose of sunlight can help adjust your internal clock. Check out this jet lag calculator that has been created specifically for this method.

A few more tips to consider

  • For larger time-zone changes, try and arrive a couple days early. This is especially helpful if you need to be alert for an important event.
  • Give yourself a break. Plan a layover to and from your destination. It can be fun, too. Perhaps this will allow you to catch a glimpse of a country that you otherwise might not have visited.
  • Stick to your regular sleep and meal routine as much as possible for short trips.

And finally, this may go without saying

Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine before and during your flights to Europe, or anywhere else in the world. Bon Voyage!

 

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